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Daniel Thomson03 July 2024

Celebrating our Global Trade Partners

At Business Canterbury, we are proud of our active Global Trade Partnerships with Air New Zealand Cargo, Lyttelton Port Company, and Kuehne+Nagel.

Each partner brings unique strengths and capabilities to our mission of supporting Christchurch exporters and importers, and together, they create a powerful network that will drive our local businesses to new heights on the global stage.

As a Global Trade Partner, these companies have decided to give back to the community though sponsorship of key export events, providing insights and expertise and being there for the Business Canterbury members when they are needed. 

Air New Zealand Cargo

As the cargo division of New Zealand’s flagship airline, Air New Zealand Cargo offers unparalleled air freight services that connect Christchurch to the world. Their extensive network and commitment to timely, efficient delivery make them an ideal partner for our exporters looking to reach international markets quickly. Air New Zealand Cargo’s innovative approach to logistics ensures that even the most time-sensitive shipments arrive on schedule, providing our exporters with the reliability they need to compete globally.

Lyttelton Port Company

Lyttelton Port, the South Islands' primary seaport, plays a vital role in our region’s trade infrastructure. Strategically located, Lyttelton Port offers seamless access to global shipping routes, making it an essential gateway for our exporters. Lyttelton Port is ideal for bulk shipments, providing cost-effective solutions for larger consignments. The port’s robust capabilities in handling diverse cargo types further enhance its value to our export community.


Kuehne+Nagel, a global leader in logistics, brings decades of experience and a comprehensive network to our partnership. Their expertise in supply chain management and innovative logistics solutions make them indispensable for navigating the complexities of international trade. Kuehne+Nagel’s services complement those of Air New Zealand Cargo and Lyttelton Port, offering end-to-end solutions that cover every aspect of the supply chain. From warehousing and distribution to customs clearance and last-mile delivery, Kuehne+Nagel ensures our exporters can efficiently and effectively reach their customers worldwide.

Working together for Canterbury

While each partner brings distinct strengths, their collaboration under the Business Canterbury umbrella amplifies their individual contributions and enables greater opportunities for our members. We are proud to bring you these partnerships and look forward to working together to deliver our member's goals.

GT Partners


Daniel Thomson

I have almost a decade of experience as a business owner with products that have been retailed in many major retailers across Australasia and the US including Amazon, Woolworths, Torpedo7, Briscoes Group and Decathlon. As a Business and International Trade Advisor for Business Canterbury, my key focus is on supporting local importers and exporters in navigating the world of global trade. If you need support, please drop me a line.